Stone Brewing Beer Dinner – Columbia, MD
Victoria Gastro Pub – Columbia, MD
Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:30 pm
Tickets are $85 per person plus tax & gratuity and will be taken in the order received and secured by credit card payment. Limited Availability!
For Reservations, please contact Tori Marriner. 410-750-1880 [email protected]
Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Grapefruit Orange Relish, Thyme Ginger Aioli
Stone Levitation Ale ABV: 4.4%
One of only four kegs to come into Maryland! This beer pours a deep copper color with a bubbly head that shrinks gradually to a layer of bubbles. Nose is hoppy, with notes of grapefruit, orange marmalade and cinnamon. In the mouth it is slightly bitter and hoppy, and the hops impart a vegetal, floral character as well as a citrusy, grapefruit flavor. There is some malt sweetness to balance the hops and the finish is citric. Levitation is an enjoyable beer, with lots of flavor for its strength.
Domestic Lamb Strip Loin, Buttermilk Fennel Fries, Rosemary Lamb Glace
Stone India Pale Ale ABV: 6.9%
The Pursuit of Hoppiness.. Bottle pour is hazy orange with very nice carbonation, head, and lacing. This is a refreshing ale with a light-medium malt character and a heavy dose of hops. Two full weeks of “dry hopping” give this beer its abundant hop aroma and crisp hop flavor. The aroma is grassy and fresh with an almost pine like aroma. The taste is great, with pinecone and grapefruit notes that are balanced nicely with earthy, bready malts. Drinkability is insanely high.
Vermont Maple Glazed Manchester Farms Quail, Roasted Walnut Stuffing, Dried Apricot Reduction
Stone 2007 Double Bastard Ale (Cellared) ABV: 10%
Stone’s Double Bastard is a beautiful ruby red in the glass, topped by a medium-sized creamy head. Sweet and roasted malts manage to combine for a biscuit flavor with bit of caramel sweetness thrown in. A bitter taste comes in as the flavor develops, with the piney hops lending a slight tartness to the beer, with a touch of peaches. There’s a caramel sweet finish, with the hops lingering on afterward. Despite the strong flavors present in this beer, they manage to work together seamlessly with no conflict on your palette.
Stone Porter Braised Beef Short Rib, Potato “Bones”, House Made Porter Smoked Bacon, Rainbow Swiss Chard
Stone Smoked Porter ABV: 5.9%
Stone Smoked Porter is dark, rich and complicated. A porter is substantially darker than a pale ale, but not as black or opaque as a stout. Stone’s Smoked Porter has a captivatingly deep mahogany color, complimented by silky dark tan head. Rich, full bodied and robust. Smooth, with chocolate and coffee-like flavors balanced by the subtle “smoky” character of just the right amount of peat-smoked specialty malt.
Dark Chocolate & Espresso Gateaux
2006 Imperial Russian Stout (Cellared) ABV: 10.8%
Stone’s Imperial Russian Stout pours nearly black in the glass with a large, full brown head. It smells heavenly. Roasted coffees and rich, dark chocolates prevail as a clear alcohol presence made its appearance known. There’s also a subtle, yet undeniable smoke that really comes through in the finish.